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Procedure : 2013/2981(RSP)
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Texts tabled :

B7-0562/2013

Debates :

PV 12/12/2013 - 17.2
CRE 12/12/2013 - 17.2

Votes :

PV 12/12/2013 - 18.2

Texts adopted :


Debates
Thursday, 12 December 2013 - Strasbourg Revised edition

17.2. Organ harvesting in China (debate)
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  Kristiina Ojuland, author . − Mr President, voluntary and informed consent of the donor is the basis for ethical organ donation, not only according to World Health Organization rules, but also according to the principles of perhaps all existing collective systems of values. Sufficient proof exists that organ harvesting does take place in China, especially from Falun Gong prisoners of conscience.

It is the European Parliament’s obligation to condemn decisively the actions of the Chinese Government in this appalling issue that strikes at the heart of human dignity and the fundamental right to life. The practice must be ended immediately, and the least the EU can do to stop it is to condemn publicly organ transplantation abuses in China and to inform those European citizens who travel to China for organ transplants that the organ source for their operation might be an executed prisoner.

 
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